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: High Chaparral

Classic western series. Rpt

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the shadow chancellor, Gordon Brown , and Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds. Series editor Barney Jones
Including at 8.15 and 9.00 News; plus weather forecasts


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Gordon Brown
Unknown: Albert Reynolds.

: Beyond Narnia....

To mark the 30th anniversary of the death of C S Lewis, Judy Merry goes to Magdalen College, Oxford, for a service which draws its themes and readings from the author's work.


Unknown: Judy Merry

: See Hear!

Issues and events in Europe and the USA, including a film of deaf children talking about the war in Yugoslavia.
With Linda Day. Signed and subtitled.

: Winning

The series for people who run their own businesses. Today: dynamic accounting. A Diverse/Lauderdale production for BBCtv

: Careering Ahead

(Fordetailsseetomormwat 11.45pm)

: The Human Element

The story of Lise Meitner , the scientist whose work led to the splitting of the atom. Rpt Stereo


Unknown: Lise Meitner

: Bellamy Rides Again

David Bellamy looks at the water cycle.


Unknown: David Bellamy

: CountryFile

Today, how a Charollais heifer helps Children in Need. With John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 12.55


Unknown: John Craven.

: News; On the Record

Analysis of the week's political events with John Humphrys.


Unknown: John Humphrys.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. The weekend in Amsterdam is not turning out too well.

: Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories

The Mission
Starring Kevin Costner Kiefer Sutherland
A young Second World War gunner, trapped in the belly of his aircraft, appears to be facing inevitable death.


Unknown: Kevin Costner
Unknown: Kiefer Sutherland

: Children in Need: Pause for Pudsey

Terry Wogan , Sue Cook , Andi Peters and Simon Mayo preview Friday's big day. Stereo PUDSEY INFORMATION LINE: 0[number removed](calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate, 48p at other times)


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Andi Peters
Unknown: Simon Mayo

: The Disney Magic Special

A special programme of magic and music to celebrate Mickey Mouse 's 65th anniversary in show business.
Among the guests, Harry Connick Jr , Lulu and Take That. Introduced from EuroDisney, Paris, by Simon Mayo. Director Paul Kirrage
Executive producer John Fisher


Unknown: Mickey Mouse
Unknown: Harry Connick Jr
Unknown: Simon Mayo.
Director: Paul Kirrage
Producer: John Fisher

: The Clothes Show

Today, Christmas velvets, the Afro Hairdresser of the Year
Award and the Royal College of Art's degree show. With
Jeff Banks , Caryn Franklin , Brenda Emmanus and Vanessa Scott.
Producer Colette Foster
Executive producer Roger Casstles


Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Unknown: Brenda Emmanus
Unknown: Vanessa Scott.
Producer: Colette Foster
Producer: Roger Casstles

: The Borrowers

The second of six parts, adapted by Richard Carpenter from Mary Norton 's books.
Pod tells the Hendrearys that he and his family are leaving. Eggletina shows them a way out through the scullery drain, but as they make their way, a roaring wall of water rushes towards them.
Producer Grainne Marmion
Director John Henderson
A Working Title production for BBCtv


Adapted By: Richard Carpenter
Unknown: Mary Norton
Director: John Henderson
Pod: Ian Holm
Homily: Penelope Wilton
Arrietty: Rebecca Callard
Mrs Driver: Stan Phillips
Mildeye: Tony Haygarth
Spiller: Daniel Newman
George: Paul Cross
Dikhly: Ben Chaplin
Ilrick: Ross McCall
AuntLupy: Pamela Cundell
Uncle Hendreary: Stanley Lebor
Eggletina: Victoria Donovan

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Penny Tranter


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Songs of Praise

Pam Rhodes visits Beverley with its magnificent Gothic
Minster. Hymns include Praise to the Lord, Bright the Vison and We Have a Gospel to Proclaim. Producer Moira Kean ; Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Producer: Moira Kean
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Last of the Summer Wine

Foggy identifies the sound of a giant woodpecker and exploits this natural wonder.
With Bill Owen, Peter Sallis, Brian Wilde, Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff, Thora Hird, Jean Alexander, Jean Ferguson and Robert Fyfe.


Written by: Roy Clarke
Director/Producer: Alan J W Bell
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Edie: Thora Hird
Auntie Wainwright: Jean Alexander
Marina: Jean Ferguson
Howard: Robert Fyfe.

: Lovejoy

Lovejoy, Charlotte and Charlie are in search of religious books for the Felsham Library.


Written By: Colin Shindler
Producer: Jo Wright
Director: Jim Hill
Lovejoy: Ian McShane
Tinker: Dudley Sutton
Charlotte Cavendish: Caroline Langrishe
Charlie Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney
Beth: Diane Parish
Raymond Doncaster: Richard Briers
NiallSheehan: James Ellis
EarlTaylor: Rudolph Walker
Hope Doncaster: Barbara Hicks
Faith Doncaster: Kathleen Worth

: Birds of a Feather

Sharon faces a crisis in her relationship with Colin.

With Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Alun Lewis, Peter Polycarpou, and Eamonn Walker.

An Alomo production for BBC TV.


Writer: Sue Teddern
Director: Terry Kinane
Producer: Charlie Hanson
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Colin: Eamonn Walker

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Penny Tranter


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: To Play the King

Adapted from Michael Dobbs 's best-selling sequel to House of Cards, this new four-part political thriller re-unites the award-winning team of producer Ken Riddington, director Paul Seed, scriptwriter Andrew Davies and leading actor Ian Richardson as the ruthless and cunning Francis Urquhart.
House of Cards saw Urquhart win the leadership of his party through foul and devious scheming. To Play the King finds him triumphantly installed as Prime Minister, but uneasy at the memory of Mattie, the young journalist he murdered on his way to the top, and facing criticism from a caringand honourable new monarch
(Michael Kitchen) who's appalled by his unfeeling, materialist policies. However,
Urquhart - described by Richardson as "a man entirely without admirable qualities" - has lost none of his relish for the fight.


Adapted by: Andrew Davies
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: Paul Seed
Francis Urquhart: Ian Richardson
King: Michael Kitchen
Sarah Harding: Kitty Aldridge
Tim Stamper: Colin Jeavons
Elizabeth Urquhart: Diane Fletcher
David Mycroft: Nicholas Farrell
Chloe Carmichael: Rowen Aking
Princess Charlotte: Bernice Stegers
Sir Bruce Bullerby: David Ryall
Lord Quillington: Frederick Treves
John Stroud: Leonard Preston
Corder: Nick Brimble
Ken Charterhouse: Jack Fortune
Dick Caule: Michael Howarth
Andrew Harding: Pip Torrens
Graham Gaunt: Don Warrington
Hilda Cordwainer: Mereuna Kendall
Speaker: Paula Tilbrook
Henry Hotson: Barry Linehan
Young Prince: Tom Beasley
Mattie Storin: Susannah Harker

: Clive James - Postcard from Cairo

In an occasional series that has included reports from Shanghai,
Rome, Sydney and Los Angeles, Clive James makes his first trip to the Middle East and finds a city of opposites: liberalism and fundamentalism, opulence and poverty, ancient and modern.
James visits the pyramids
("they're exactly as advertised: big, pointed buildings"), tries to buy a camel and talks to Omar Sharif about his love for Cairo's traditions of tolerance and cosmopolitanism.
See This Week page 8


Presenter: Clive James
Interviewee: Omar Sharif
Producer: Elaine Bedell
Executive Producer: Richard Drewett
Film Editor: David Pygram

: Everyman

The Body Parts Business
Since the late 80s there have been disturbing allegations from several Third World countries that children are killed and their organs used for transplants. This film brings the first evidence that a vicious black market in organs is indeed developing. Producer Judy Jackson Series editor John Blake
An Alma production for BBCtv


Producer: Judy Jackson
Editor: John Blake
Unknown: An Alma

: Snooker

Highlights. Stereo

: Weather

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